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    September 12, 2010
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an update on t don't tell us people are not missing when we know people are missing. >> an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. the anger rising over the search for the missing. we take a closer look at the source of the explosion as many residents prepare to return to their homes. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. 7:30 a.m. on sunday morning september 12th i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. want to get right to our top story conflicting reports on the number of dead in san bruno blast. the coroner's office revised the number of people killed in
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thursday's explosion back down to 4. now yesterday investigators had increased it to 7. some confusion may be cleared up this morning at a press conference scheduled to begin in just about 30 minutes. here is what we do know. at least 6 people are still missing. and dogs searching the san bruin know neighbourhood where the gas pipe exploded may have discovered more victims. authorities say the dogs have picked up the scent of nine bodies but it is unclear if those are the bodies of missing people or missing pets. the search for three san bruno family members still missing. >> reporter: when news of the last broke thursday night members of the bethany presbyterian church were terrified a house where four of their long time members lived up in flames. they later heard from one member of the family who wasn't home at the time but believe
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her husband, son and mother-in- law were. they haven't been heard from since. >> they have been following odd leads trying to find them, they had been to all area hospitals, it has been really stressful. >> reporter: they reported these three missing, 80-year- old grandmother, her son 50- year-old greg and his son 16- year-old willie were told lavonne had trouble walking quickly and willie walked with a cane. one family member live thursday night. >> my family lives on the corner of cressmore and claire mount. their names are lavon, craig and william. 16, 80 and 50. if anybody has information please contact channel 5. this is a stressful situation as i am sure it is for many families. >> reporter: yet in press briefings friday.
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>> we haven't had reports of missing people we are working to just lead to complete that search. >> so like are they trying to string out hope for people? are they trying to make it seem less than it is. >> reporter: saturday morning finally acknowledgement. >> my understanding there is still a couple people unaccounted for. a couple, is two right? two. >> reporter: authorities have been saying since it happened there is still more rubble to go through they brought out a cadaver dog today. a grim task with an outcome unlikely to yield positive news. >> in my gut i think there are more people missing than just this family. give us a number or don't give us a number did you don't tell us people are not missing when we know they are. >> reporter: this church hadn't had a service since the blast happened their first one is 10:00 a.m. sunday morning looking forward
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to praying together. san bruno. they have confirmed three victims. jessica morales was visiting her boyfriend at the time of the explosion. 271 homes in the in the damaged area have been off limits since the blast. by noon today those whose homes are not damaged are expected to be allowed back in. >> for the first time neighbors have a chance to sound off to bay area leaders about the disaster. what happened at a town hall meeting. [ applause ] >> reporter: spontaneous round of applause greets the san bruno fire chief as he steps to the mic. victims and others in san bruin know whose lives have been
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changed came to this meet being serious issues but were quick to show with their applause appreciation for those who came to help them. this was for the city workers. even 3g ande re-- pg&e received praise for its promise to keep victims whole. from house cleaning to cash cards. >> pg&e says the high pressured gas pipeline was inspected on regular intervals if there is a question about neighbors reporting smelling gas for some time before the blast phone records will show it. they will turn their records over to ntsb. san diego press says it was termed high risk because it ran through a densely populated area. >> to me that is unacceptable but we will get reports as we
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move forward i am going to the route of the public utilities commission. >> reporter: they are also asking for a review of pipelines statewide. representative spear says she will lean on ntsb for quicker reports. >> well, we can't rush science. we can certainly ask for and demand that we get regular informational briefings on what they have found to date. don knapp cbs 5. >> barbara boxer expects the government to help victims as well. she said the explosion brings up serious concerns about the safety of other pipelines in the bay area neighbourhoods and pointed out some lines are more than a half century old. national transportation safety board spent the day saturday inspecting the pipeline and checking out the crater it left behind investigators say the pipe blew
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100 feet away from its original position but here is what they are really curious about it is made up of small segments of piping and not sure why. a new piece of this puzzle that is the ongoing investigation. ntsb says the size of the crater left behind by the blast measures 167 feet by 26 feet by they still don't know how deep it is because it is too unstable to put anyone inside. as for the pipe itself, investigators recovered a 28- foot long segment of the 30- inch pipe they say this section of the pg&e steel gas transmission pipe lynn was ranked -- line was ranked high risk because it ran through a highly populated area. there will be a press conference in 30 minutes to give us an update. >> in the meantime visit our website cbs5.com for if latest information on the pipeline disaster. in other news, it appears
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all six victims traced to an east bay killing spree are accounted for. yesterday the coroner confirmed the body found two days ago inside the closet of a hercules home is that of frederick solace he has not been seen since his fathers body was discovered in that same house last month. police were searching a pittsburgh landfill. the suspect was shot and killed by chp. one jailed american hiker in iran may be able to come home after all. what needs to happen before they can release sarah shroud. plus getting california back on track. mcwhitman and jerry brown want to be governor what are their plans to fix the job mess. john in the talk about how their ideas really stack up pgh >> jim bernard here in the cbs 5 weather center gorgeous day yesterday across the bay another good one shaping up
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with a cooling trend on a field. we will have the details in just a few minutes ,, as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and
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no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. our online weather check indicates cool temperatures as the fog returns to the bay area ,,,,,,,,
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shourd - says she may be released as early as tuesday. an attorney for detained hiker sarah shore said she may be released as early as
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tuesday. they agreed to release her for medical reasons. shore can leave the country but faces charges of illegally enterling and spying. fellow detainees will remain in custody until their trial. now back to california, and to politics because voters are going to be excited who is the next governor. it is neck and neck as we go into the final stretch. >> meg whitman or jerry brown one of the biggest challenges is how to get people back the work. as john is here to tell us about their plans in your case what is wrong with their plans? >> there is airfreight deal that is wrong with their plans. they do little to put californians back to work in a short term and handcuffed by what the situation is and now this is no money to put people pack to work. >> you have an interesting set
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up you have the choice between two pads or slogans, jerry brown's is we are going to regulate through big green and get people into the solar business the only time i have seen government regulate its way into a job growth is through lawsuits, or prisons because you can sit there and mandate laws, how does regulation help the economy? >> well, regulation can help, it is not clear its unbalance helps but firms have to adjust they have to buy new equipment, hire employ owes with different skills, imdustry i can't like policy, they have thrown about it for a long time. it is rally effective. >> you bring up three points both candidates are focussing their campaigns on. tell us why those are not going the fix the economic situation at hand. >> the one point they are focussing on is a tax credit
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for purchasing manufacturing goods. this is truly misguided, one reason in particular it looks at a particular tax cut. second because it focuses on buying manufacturing equipment, making it less expensive than labor and higher fewer workers. >> fewer jobs but you need more. >> speaking of jobs meg whitman said they were talking about regulating their way into jobs but she said it is driving people out of the state. >> what we are facing through now is a cyclical problem because of the recession has nothing to do with the business climate per se. >> housing, specifically in california we were hit hard by this. >> housing, experts the rest of the world was also in a toilet and business purchases business
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investment is way down. so we were hit by that triple wham my. >> you say we are not over regulated and over taxed compared to other states? >> we may be but there is no evidence it is hurting us and as i mentioned there are counter vailing forces likely historically our infrastructure. >> why not spend more on san francisco. >> clearly where the em mathis has to be going forward. >> what would you tell them needs to happen or fix california's economy. i would not focus on the business climate. would focus ontic fa structure and education. it made the california economy the ensurrey of many others and with are in the process of degrading both of those. >> but you said you were running their campaign.
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you are trying to sell not coming up with solutions you are supposed to come up with that now on second thought what we need to do. >> all that perception. >> thank you for join ughs. great insight this morning lots of wait is see. thanks again. >> always a plea jury. >> well, now it is time to switch from politics to weather. jim bernard always an easy transition to you? >> another great day shaping up across the bay maybe not as warm as yesterday he clouds and fog meeking into the bay and that will result in a cooling trent kicking off and con -- friend kicking off and cooling through the week. it will be awhile before we get back to 80s and low 90s as we see a few more clouds moving in through the golden gate this morning, extending into and around the bay. it is a little more elevated than it was yesterday as we
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hung on to that patchy loud cover. most of it didn't make it into the bay leaving lots of sunshine and less cloud cover overthe city. so for the day we will expect a little more sunshine to creep out. as we see here from our mount vacca cam, the trend will continue to bring warm temperatures, we will still expect mid-80s across the inland while at the bay looks like upper 60s to upper 70s throughout the east bay hills in fact at the beach range, and autobahn they are planning festivities, art and wine festival in mountain view, upper 70s to low 80s. dominant high pressure system off the coast keeping the storm track moving in to seattle area to our north and will cocontinue to do so through the week. as the high weakens, low clouds and fog moving back in.
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i think most of the moisture will be out of it by that time we will look for continued cool temperatures and a bit more on shore breeze which of course means low clouds and fog continue cooling trend with us through the week as the wind blow shifts to an on shore breeze by the weekend we can keep the rain north but see cooler temperatures and sprinkles into the north bay. mid-to upper 80s. cooling into the upper 70s. low 80s. east bay. as well as north bay. looking for upper 60s. low 70s on the peninsula. cooler at the beach as you would expect and in the park today, opera in the park, mid- to low 60s lots of people and partly cloudy skies. expected throughout the area checking on the football season here we see 49ers up seattle with a chance of rain there. 65 degrees expected warmer in on the see for the raisers and
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titans this afternoon as in town looking for mid-70s to over in the oakland coliseum here this afternoon, as we will peak out temperature wise cooling through mid-week into next weekend with that chance of showers skirting the north bay. by this time next week once again the fall season continuing to bring that threat of rain a little closer to the region here week by week it won't be long before we are back into the wet. >> i am not looking forward to that. another week of summer please? >> okay one more week. >> no, i want one more week of fall it is better here. >> what he said. >> can you make up your mind these? >> no, this is the bay area we don't make up mind. >> thanks very much. in sports giants try to take first place. >> as try to hold on against the red sox. rally in the 9th.
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christian all our highlights coming up ,,,,,,
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[ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong."
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jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. football teams scored big. and, the to hold on >> in sports a big day for cal and stanford. they both scored big. >> they did and as tried to hold on against the sox as giants tried to make it 3 in a row in san diego. kim coyle with all the
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highlights. >> hey everyone giants had a chance to move into soul possession of first place through april 13th. madson gave up three hits seven innings, san diego wins 1-0. one game up on the giants, andrew bailey has the time run on second. as win 4-3. >> cal drops 50 on some body. shape scores twice. riley scores four touchdown passes and bears out him 52,700. bad injuries keep the spartan. stanford and ucla, find out a wide open whalen, sanford crushes ucha. the first woman since venus back in 2001 to win back to
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back open titles. team usa moving on to the gold medal game world championships. beat lit crane yeah. keep it here on cbs5.com raiders quick off week one against thetitans followed by u.s. meanies open final. still ahead an update from the disaster zone in san bruno. >> a press conference to begin any moment the latest on the pipeline explosion that weeked out an entire neighbourhood ,,,,,,
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not missing when we know that people are missing.." an update on the death toll he san bruno pipel don't tell us people are not hissing when we know people are missing. an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. and a closer look at the source of the san bruno explosion as residents prepare to return to their home. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. >> welcome back, weekend early edition i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. right to our top story
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officials are getting ready to update us on the situation in san bruno live pictures of a press conference they are setting up for, we are hoping to learn more about how many people are missing. the death tolls are fluctuating between 4 and 7. >> plus if their homes will be safe. in the teen time we know 271 homes in the damaged area off limits since the blast but by noon today those whose homes are not damaged are allowed back inside chef. >> for the first time neighbor who had a chance to sunday off -- sound off were at a public meeting. >> reporter: a spontaneous round of applause greets the
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san bruno fire chief victims and others whose lives have been changed came to this meeting with serious issues quick to show with their applause appreciation for all those who came to help them. this was for the city workers [ applause ] >> even pg&e received praise for its promise to help make victims whole. help with house cleaning to cash cards. >> pg&e says the high pressured gas pipeline was inspected on regular intervals. if neighbors smelled gas before the blast they will show it. they will turn their records over for investigation. but the pipeline through the san bruno neighbourhood was hug risk. the ntsb says it will not produce its report for 12 to 18
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months. >> to me that is unacceptable but we will get reports as we move forward. i am going the route of the lieutenant opinion. representative spear says she will lean on them for quicker reports. >> well, we can't rush science we can certainly ask for and demand we get regular informational beetings. >> cbs 5. senator boxer expects the federal government to help victims she toured the zone yesterday morning. she said the explosion brings up serious concern about the safety of other pipelines in bay area neighbourhoods. she pointed out some of those are more than a half century old. a frustrating couple days
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for those who can't get in contact for loved ones. >> reporter: when news of the blast broke on thursday night, members of the bethany preby tier january church were terrified what they saw, a house where four long time members lived up in flames they later heard from one member of the family who wasn't home at the time but believed her husband, son, mother-in-law were. they have been following odd leads trying to find them they have been to all area hospitals. it has been stressful. >> these three were reported missing, 80-year-old grand mather, mother.
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-- grandmother. here is one family member thursday night. >> my family lives on the corner of crestmore and claire mount and their names are lavonne, greg and william. 16, 80 and my unkill about 50. if anyone has information please contact channel 5. this is a stressful situation. yet in press briefings on friday. >> we haven't had reports of missing people we are working to complete the search. >> are they trying to string out hope for people? trying to make the situation seem less than it is. saturday morning finally acknowledgement. >> my understanding there is a couple people still unaccounted for. is two right? two. >> reporter: authorities have said since it happened there is
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still more rubble to go through they brought out a cadaver dog. a grim desk with an outcome to yield positive news. >> there are more people missing than this family. give us a number or not but don't tell us people are not missing when we know they are. >> this church hasn't hat a service since the blast happened. they are looking forwith a to praying together. we are hoping to get clarification on numbers of missing right now you are taking a live look at the preference bay hill shopping center let's icen and find out what they are talking about right now. at that location residents will find check in tables and and will to show photo id. for those without a photo id,
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authorities will be able to verify identification. obviously it needs to be carefully confirmed for security and privacy of residents. beginning at noon residents will go home in stages. again this is for resident's safety and privacy. >> they are giving instructions to residents able to go back into the neighbourhood today. this -- we are not sure of course there is confusion as to how many people are missing, how many fatalities there have been for support whether there were four and then increased it toisech now back down to four. we are hoping for clarification on that. some folks will be able to go back in and see their homes. right we still have
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questions about triggered the explosion and the extent of the damage i am not sure how much of that we will get. it could take up for 14 months but today is return to homes and triling to reconnect families. >> we will have someone monitoring this throughout the show. any imfortaint updates we will bring those to you >> chef >> san diego bruno prompted politicians, you are going to talk about what you saw. thanks for being here can you tell us what you experienced when you first arrived. >> well, when i for arrived, a state of emergency has already been declared. we had four tankers, a couple helicopters and a bunch of trucks that went up in that area as you know, because of
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the explosion it compromised the water main and as a result, we were not getting water pressure we hoped to get. the nearness of a gas pipe to a water pipe raised a lotover questions one if you have a fire from the gas pipe you need the water for the area around it. there is a lot of questions raised about safety like this. what have you learned so far? >> we have learned back in those days when this subdivision that was in fact approved that was allowed currently that closed existence of one pipe to the other, would not be allowed. it is going the take time for us to unvalve. do they know if there are other neighbourhoods that have the same situation. >> lifelines of this size going
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underneath. i've asked tuc to begin their transportation. almost. they are on screen coordinating and it will take them longer to understand what is going on underneath their homes. >> there was no great trauma that caused this, we had reports leaking gas with a smell of gas and then just this massive explosion. could this happen other places? >> it could but until we know all the facts pg&e this morning sent out a press release when they looked back on all complaint file there has been no report of anyone smelling gas. >> i saw same news you saw where someone did say that we
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need to understand what happened and how. >> sounds like contradicting stories, some people said they were out there last week. there is con thicketting reports on number of -- conflicting reports on number of missing. not only are the natalities fluctuating. but two days ago fire captains have said we have not been told anyone is missing we on air that night reported three family members missing, chronicle says five missing. is there anyone location? is there a list do we know who is missing? >> we don't. on the evening of this fire i knew because a constituent of mine called me and said his son's girlfriend is missing. that person's name was not on their list. the reality is 15-acre. i've gone into ground zero on both sides of that particular
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ground zero area. it is like a war zone difficult to really fa somewhat is happening and -- fathom and what is happening and where those bodies may be. >> those pipes are 50 years old. they are all over the state. is someone checking the see this doesn't hansom place else. >> absolutely pg&e have gone through their records that shows this pipe was certified okay as of last year and so we've got to understand directly what is the data before you jump into any conclusion. >> that is more concerning last year this is certified okay and clearly it couldn't. >> or deteriorated. >> or in the flow of the gas that caused the problem. who knows. we are all hang thousandsly
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waiting. thanks for being here we will have you back as we start to learn more. >> thank you. for the latest information on the pipeline disaster visit cbs5.com. still 9 years after 9/11 memorials across the country this weekend how people in the bay area are making sure we never forget. >> dealing with trying to appeal to chinese american voters. a few more clouds into the bay resulting in a cooling trend with us through the week. we have a fearless penalty coming your way in just a few minutes. [ man ] i was deciding what to do
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midst of a press conference discussing the situation in the town. the efforts to get people back in their home and continuing search for the missing. >> we have been listening in the coroner confirmed four official fatalities that number was briefly increased to seven yesterday, apparently the coroner said that was because they have discovered more remains but they need to still do forensic testing. those are not official fatalities. next update coming out of this press conference. they will have another one at 2:00 p.m. >> to talk about homes, and services provided for those who still need shelter. on to other news yesterday, the 9/11 anniversary played a major role at least at one annual bay area event members of armed services along with local fire and chief watched
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through the mountain view food and wine festival. they wanted to honor the hero ofs of 9/11. some were humbled by the honor. >> we are not here res we are just doing our job. >> the heros are those who have fallen we shouldn't forget them we are honouring you to at that >> chef >> members of the u.s. army, air fort, marine and coast guard. time for a check of weather. yet los beautiful, will the chef >> gorgeous day in and around the bay, a few more clouds than another, summer like fall weather pattern. as we see a few more clouds sneaking through the folden gate spreading throughout the bay. lots of afternoon sunshine temperature wise a couple degrees cooling as we see cloud
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cover over the goaden gate. yesterday it hung on the gate most of the day to the east of the bridge sunny and clear. lovely temperatures interior peaking out in the upper 80s and low 90s it will be more like upper 70s for the hot pots. ocean breach overcast, lots of sunshine out in the valleys as vacca already showing plenty of sunshine there. we will look for that trend to on the yuan you through the day cooler weather on -- continue through the day. cooler weather mount vacca cam. a couple degrees cooler than yesterday. like wise look for upper 70s east bay maybe low 80s back at the beach cooling into the mid- to low 60s with clouds hanging on longer in the day we have a
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strong high pressure system off the cool fascia coast wind flow shifting from offshore to on shore component. that will bring low clouds and back to the region we will look at the tail end of this system tipping the bay area. chance of rain oregon border maybe north bay but aprilty dry by the time it gots here. more rain falling on the 49ers. we will look for the cooling trend to continue through the week and as the cooler air mass crosses the reason, back did you look at young face. on shore we are cease will knock a few degrees off those interior temperatures keeping us mid-to offer hinge.
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looks like supper 70s. midst 60s. at the beach, opera in the park look for 65. under partly cloudy conditions. low cloudfog increasing through the week as temperatures drop off. as we shift towards next weekend, more clouds and most your moving in our direction. it will a sign that the seasons definitely changing. >> yeah temperature in the 80s. nothing like autumn in the bay air. we are talking about a name change and some are questioning whether it should be illegal have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out of just about any situation.
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a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands?
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well, the long standing practice on california ballots
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is coming under scrutiny it had to do with some timecreative ways candidates list their names on the ballot. >> it is all perfectly legal but some say it shouldn't be. joe tells us why. eric smith just got a democratic party endorsement for supervisor in district 10 as is the custom in this city, one third ageneral. smite has chosen a chinese name on the ballot. a phonetic translations they sound as close to eric smith encouraged him to go a differents on. >> my name is a nordic name eric so i thought something kingly. >> reporter: michael went that route, candidate for superior court judge chose a chinese name that matches the listening
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coordination with lee and a common leo toward. >> our decision was to go for something that sounded like my name but conveyed qualities people would want in a judge. i guess it is okay but ethically probably not. i wouldn't do it. >> it is apparently legal and common place. leyland lee called the deceptive practice. >> it would then in fact be a trance lit ration, not some characterses that some how suggest a certain good quality to gain an advantage. >> fair and just, if i'm cynical i am going wait you changed your name to something
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to try to debt them to vote for you. >> it dust dozen duty as the cat and his name. what is in a name? quite a bit. >> i was surprised that is legal. >> leyland told us off camera he vetoed it. any ways other things abreast. >> lots of controversial topics in material and ross column. muni braces for a possible dry out kick out. disaster response in san bruno and running for election. officials at muni are saying tensions are high between drivers and administration over pay cuts, tame -- starting to chart them $80 a month for parking. muni says they are not
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expecting it but will be ready if it does happen. >> san bruno an ongoing situation with the disaster this week the lieutenant governor jumped into the middle of it. he is running hard for re- election as lieutenant governor he became acting gap, heard about the exploit in has angeles, he flew himself up to the bay area, he was there all night. he is one of the first to have experience. he was not there this morning but there when it happened and hat been much on top of it. some say there is grand standing here if you don't show up you are considered callus louse some people say you are
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making advantage. gavin new small started having discussions about that. >> one candidate is getting face time because of the disaster. >> they are simple tenth get in there. politics aside they did it this came. no hot degrees, we will be right back ,,,,
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again.
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joey chestnut can add burritos to the list of foods he can eat three, two, one. >> well, the bay area's joey chestnut can add burritos to the list of foods he can eat.
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>> he won yesterday at the new mexico state fair he chowed down 47 burritos in 10 minutes. >> in total he ate more than 11 pounds of tortillas, beef, beans and green chili. >> he walked away with $1,500 a giant burrito. hat. >> giant burrito hat. >> will he need it jim? >> i am betting he eats the hat but no, sun screen may be in order plenty of afternoon sunshine out there temperature wise i don't think you will need a hat we will look for upper 80s for the warm spots temperatures cooling off as low clouds and fog increase through the week. that does it for weekend early edition we appreciate it. >> our next newscast 5:30 and face the nation next here on cbs 5. >> see you back here next weekend have a great sunday a better place?
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